Monday, May 18, 2015

Weathering the Storms

If you watch any sort of news lately you might have seen that we are no longer in a drought here in OKC. Which would be a good thing except for the fact that the rain came all at once. I think we've gotten like 13 inches in the past 2 weeks. And there is more on the way!
What a difference the rain makes!
In true Oklahoma fashion that has meant lots of hail and tornado warnings and cancellations and late nights parked on the couch with a bowl of popcorn watching the pandemonium of the weathermen. (I prefer Damon Lane this year) 
Sisters watching the news and being "weather aware"
There has been tons of devastating flooding around us but thankfully so far all we have is a lot of water in the crawl space. Ryan pumped quite a few gallons out with our shop vac last week
Our own little lagoon beneath our living room floor!
Liv really enjoys it when she sees the weather hype on the TV because she knows it means quality time in our safe space in the closet under the stairs with the ipad.
We hang out Harry Potter style during bad storms...in the closet under the stairs!
In fact, she enjoys it so much that on a sunny day yesterday she asked if she could watch a show on the ipad and when I said yes she just automatically went in the closet with it! Ha! It is quite cozy with pillows and blankets and bike helmets a plenty!
When it hasn't been storming but just raining we have enjoyed sitting on the porch while the rain falls and Liv has a blast playing in puddles which sadly I don't have pics of but I'm sure I can get some in the rains to come! I do enjoy the bare yard finally filling in with grass, and the pretty flowers staying alive on my porch, but I'm dreading the mosquito swarm I know will be here soon! We actually had an earthworm crawling across our living room floor the other day! But the best creature the rains have brought has been the turtle.
More on him (or her?) later!

2 comments:

GmaakaMom said...

Glad you're all staying safe. Let us know what you name your new pet.

kmom said...

I hate that you have water under your house. Hopefully your bug snapper will wipe out all mosquitoes and other pesky bugs.

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